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Grant application and review practices for more equitable and inclusive funding 

Discover five grant application and review best practices that the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation uses to make their funding more equitable and inclusive.

By Kaerie Ray (she/her)

June 10, 2024

Investing for impact: Leveraging assets to advance systemic change 

Learn how to build an impact investing program that drives systematic change using Jesse Ball DuPont Fund’s learnings from making impact investments in their community.

By Mari Kuraishi (she/her) and Chris Crothers (he/him)

June 6, 2024

Designing engaging and effective learning experiences 

Learn how to create learning experiences, educational materials, and trainings that equip your nonprofit’s staff for success with expert tips from Candid’s instructional designer.

By Kristin Hanlin (she/her)

June 5, 2024

How funders can bolster direct voter engagement  

Discover three obstacles to direct voter engagement facing today’s nonprofits that work to boost voter turnout and increase nonpartisan participation in the U.S. election.

By Neill Coleman (he/him) and Melody Lopez (she/her)

June 4, 2024

Using data to make LGBTQ+ elders and their needs visible 

Discover why SAGE (Advocacy and Services for LGBTQ+ Elders) relies on a multitude of data and insights to raise visibility of the aging LGBTQ+ community and inform how they can best serve their needs.

By Cindy Rizzo (she/her)

June 3, 2024

8 books about Pride Month and the history of the gay rights movement 

This Pride Month, read these 8 books by or about the LGBTQ+ community to learn about the history of the gay rights movement that this heritage month commemorates.

By Grey Putnam (he/him)

May 30, 2024

Intersectionality: buzzword or social sector game-changer? 

As intersectionality gains popularity, it’s key to understand what it is, how it helps bring visibility to people who share multiple identities, and why it’s critical to the social sectors’ DEI efforts.

By Cathleen Clerkin, Ph.D. (she/her)

May 29, 2024

How to ask your long-term funders for more money 

Learn how to approach asking long-term funders for additional grant dollars to support your nonprofit’s operations with expert advice from Candid’s senior director of development.

By David M. Holmes (he/him)

May 28, 2024

Breaking the cycle: Supporting veterans and military families’ basic needs in local communities 

Learn why supporting veterans and military families’ unmet basic needs via more holistic funding and assistance programs is key to improving the health and livelihoods of U.S. veterans.

By Lauren Brathwaite (she/her)

May 23, 2024